New Hampshire Fire Towers
Mount Madison Tower


Mount Madision Station
(Photo courtesy Iris Baird)



Town: Low & Burbank
County: Coos
Mountain or Hill: Mount Madision
Height above sea level: 5363 FT
Tower Structure Height: Unknown
Latitude: 44-16-46
Longitude: 71-41-97
First date of operation: 1912
Operating Agency: NH Forestry Comm.
Type: Station

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  • 1912-1914.
  • This station was used for two or three years in the early days of the lookout service because the Appalachian Mountain Club maintained a caretaker at the Madison Hut, where there was a telephone connected to the valley. The Forestry Commission paid the Club a small sum to have the caretaker run up to the summit from time to time. The station was located at the cairn as shown in the photo.
  • Since this is a very high summit which was often in the clouds, visibility was often poor.


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